5 things to know about trains in Italy

1) It’s important not to forget to annul your ticket. On every station platform there’s a small machine (obliteratrice) into which you must insert your ticket to stamp it with the date. If your ticket isn’t franked, you could have a fine to pay. 2) In winter there is always a compartment in which the... Continue Reading →


The giro d´Italia

The Giro d’Italia, which was established in 1909 by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, makes up cycling's prestigious three-week-long Grand Tours. The route changes each year, while the format of the race stays the same: 21 day-long stages over a 23-day period that includes 2 rest days. The rider with the lowest aggregate time... Continue Reading →

The 35 most beautiful ”borghi” in Italy /part 4

San Gimignano, a small Tuscan town, is the first of thirty most beautiful towns in Italy that are worth a visit according to the Spanish newspaper “El Pais”. From Liguria to Puglia, some landscapes overlook the sea and others are at the top of the mountains. 26) Polignano a Mare (Puglia) 27) Cingoli  (Marche) 28) Campo Ligure (Liguria)... Continue Reading →

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